‘Tjempaka’ by Trio Visca
This four-track EP from Indonesian vocal harmony group Trio Visca has been one of my favourite obscure discoveries of recent months, thanks to WFMU’s weekly Mining the Audio Motherlode feature. They’re actually three sisters who devised their awesome name by conflating their respective astrological signs: Virgo, Scorpio and Cancer. The minor-key melodies on the opening track ‘Tjempaka’ are quite melancholic compared to the rest of the EP’s ’60s bubblegum pop, but the cadences rock, as does the totally galvanising guitar solo centrepiece. Download it at the source.
(via WFMU’s Beware of the Blog)